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>> hear the emotional song sung for president george h.w. bush but country superstars while his country held vigil at his hospital bed. ah, the oak ridge boys, one of the former president's favorite bands getting a serenade getting together for the president who was in the hospital singing "amazing grace" and their big hit "elvira" through the phone. it seemed to bring good luck. he is getting better and we'll have the latest on his condition. "elvira" was one of my favorite songs growing up. >> i was surprised to learn that factoid. also coming up, the story of how two teenage boys ended up knee-deep and barefoot in an icy swamp. it involved a cell phone, a chopper and a game of hot and cold. we'll tell you about that in a moment. >> the survival lesson they
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won't soon forget. they put their phone to good use. if you got your kid an iphone for christmas, i did, my stepdaughter is 13. some are worried they might abuse it. a mom who may have the ultimate solution. she made her son sign an 18-point contract from handing the phone over at approximately 7:30 every night to no porn to mom always knows the passionword. >> a lot of parents are taking note. it's going viral. the rest of this creative contract in a few minutes. speaking of smartphones the insanely addictive game angry birds. there is a real-life version playing out in the florida ev everglades. the mischief vultures are making. >> don't want to make them angry. right to the big digout in the second snowstorm to days. ginger zee has the latest on what we can expect. >> more than 500 flights were delayed. that's just yesterday with this new storm and look at this, a
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trace to two inches for new york and boston. 80 miles away in connecticut, more than a foot of snow in milford mass, even though it's done. the issues, they're not. overnight up to a foot of snow fell again. holiday snow round two came down fast and furious. in new hampshire, drivers slipped into a tailspin causing a 20-car pileup that has i-93 backed up for miles. >> what happened after that was just unbelievable. like one car after another car after another car. there wasn't anybody stopping. >> reporter: in orange county, cars skidded on the icy road. at gillette stadium in massachusetts, it took serious manpower and heavy-duty machinery to prep for this afternoon's patriots game. >> probably around 5:00 in the morning. >> reporter: the big dig that winter shoveling ritual is underway for millions this morning. anderson, indiana, got hit with 6 inches. and there is a silver lining in all of this ice, for plowers in
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west chester county all the snow translates to cold hard cash. >> lots of money. making lots of money. that's all krrt clearing acre after acre into the night. >> i seen worse but it's slippery. >> reporter: whether it was one or 12 inches of new snow, the cold behind is sure to make any melting freeze hard. >> it's just normal procedure for the wintertime here. so you got to have some ice melt. so people don't fall down the stairs. >> reporter: now to connecticut, one of the places that had a foot. we sent john schriffen there. >> reporter: as you predigged this area just got dumped on. i'm going to take my yardstick and put it into a fresh piece of snow. as you can see we got about 10 1/2 inches in killingworth. the snow ended early enough for the plows to get out over night and clear many of these roads. the fear this morning the winds have really kicked up dropping the temperatures which means there could be ice out along this area.
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ginger? >> part of the extreme team this morning. thanks, john behind the low a lot of cold air, below freezing. that's what we're talking about, icing, things melt it will get icy, sidewalks and roads. philly around the freezing mark. boston to new york going to have some issues with wind so watch for delays there. also some new storm activity back in the southwest. los angeles, denver and dallas later tonight. that could be an issue if you are flying so please do check ahead because the storms, they just keep a coming. i'll have the national forecast in a couple of minutes. back to dan. >> a terrible holiday travel season. now to the epic dysfunction playing out in washington. a sort of theater of the absurd that might actually be amusing if the stakes weren't so high for the rest of us. >> two days left until we all go over the fiscal cliff which would mean everyone's taxes will go up and sharp spending cuts will go effect that could drive our economy back into recession. to abc news white house correspondent jonathan karl filling in today for george
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stephanopoulos as host of abc's "this week." >> hey, jon, good morning. i know today and tomorrow obviously hugely important. can you sort of walk us through the potential order of operations? what could we see play out today and tomorrow? >> well, it is right down to the wire, dan. what's happening right now is harry reid and mitch mcconnell, the top democrat and republican in the senate are still negotiating their staffs at this hour. they are supposed to be working until about 3:00 this afternoon when the plan would be presented to both caucuses. as we understand what they are talking about is the bare minimum. basically the senate negotiating to extend those tax cuts for everybody making under $250,000 a year and do extend unemployment benefits also they're talking about trying to do something to stop the automatic spending cuts that go into effect but don't expect a deal on that. now, dan, if a deal can be reached today, the senate would begin looking at it, begin
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debating it and then you would see vote tomorrow in the senate and possibly a vote tomorrow in the house because as you know, if we get to tuesday without any of this happening, off the cliff. >> and, jon, you say off the cliff by tuesday, just two days left, how damaging would it be if we do indeed go off the cliff even if we bungee up a few days or weeks after. >> the impact on everybody's taxes could be limited if they come back in the next week or so and make it retroactive. you could have a situation where people's paychecks aren't immediately affected. but, look, the effect on the economy here, bianna, as you know full well is the uncertainty. even if they get a deal, one of these mini deals we're still going to have an epic battle coming up early into the new year over raising the debt ceiling because the federal government is once again reaching the limit of how much money can be borrowed. once again facing the possibility of the united states defaulting on its debts and, you know, last time that led to a
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downgrade, credit downgrade. certainly not good news for the economy. >> we lurch from one crisis to the next. there's also talk about a dairy cliff involving our milk prices going up. is this real? is this likely to happen? >> isn't this great? dan, if congress does not act by tomorrow, your milk prices could in fact double by the way, cheese prices, as well. but once again, we believe that the congress will come up with some kind of a solution on this at least a temporary one, but, again, down to the wire they need to pass a farm bill or at least a temporary farm bill to prevent those milk prices from going up. >> d.c. forcing tax increases and lactose intolerance on america this morning. jon by the way has a big show. senators chuck schumer and jon kyl on "this week." a lot of news developing overnight. we go to mr. ron claiborne who has extraordinary videotape.
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>> out of russia. a plane crash outside of moscow. we'll begin with this stunning video. the plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic and abc has the story. >> reporter: you're about to see the terrifying moment of impact as the russian passenger jet slams into a busy highway. watch again. you can see the plane's tire colliding with the moving car. and listen closely. you can hear the squealing brakes and crushing metal. the crash took place on saturday at an airport outside moscow. the red wing's airline's flight broke through a barrier fence shattering into three pieces and bursting into flames before skidding to a stop at the edge of the highway. witnesses rushed to pull survivors out of the wreckage. the russian made tupolev 204 was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and
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eight crew members on board. officials say four of them were killed including the pilots. the other four were seriously injured. an investigation has been opened but officials have already suggested that pilot error was to blame. miraculously, everyone on the highway survived. for "good morning america," kirr rod radia, abc news, moscow. in southern california police are searching for an assailant who stabbed two teenagers at a shopping mall. the victims, a boy and a girl both under the age of 18 were attacked near a movie theater in redondo beach. that was last night. they were rushed to the hospital. both underwent emergency surgery. no word on what may have led to those stabbings. new york city police have arrested the woman they say pushed a man onto subway tracks killing him. prosecutors charge menendez with murder as a hate crime. she allegedly told police she shoved a man onto the track
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because she hates hindus and muslims because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. the victim, sunando sen, was from india. and finally, changing subjects here, talk about quick thinking. a small boat was caught on camera as it went up in flames on the bank of a lake in new zealand. no one on land could reach the boat but watch as another boat on the water speeds by creating a wake, clever thinking there, enough to drown out the flames in one shot but the boater made a couple more passes to make sure that the burning boat was extinguished and apparently it worked. >> quick thinking. >> pretty quick thinking. now a slightly used boat in new zealand. half off or more. >> all right, ron, thanks. well, we are happy to say there's very good news this morning about the health of former president george h.w. bush. this morning he's out of intensive care at a houston hospital where he's been staying for more than a month and maybe the mincey concert he got by
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phone from one of his favorite country super groups has something to do with his improvement. clayton sandell has the story. no ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> reporter: it was a spirit-lifting serenade for the former commander in chief ordered up by former first lady barbara bush. >> she called us and said that we should cheer the president up and if we could get together and sing him a song or two. >> reporter: he has been in this hospital more than a month fighting complications of bronchitis. he's not only a huge oak ridge boys fan he's friends with the band members and when they called friday he had a request. >> and he said he was ready to hear some of elvira. ♪ i've been thinking elvira ♪ elvira >> that made him feel good. ♪ my heart's on fire
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>> reporter: they sang it then picked one of their favorites. ♪ i once was lost but now i am found was blind but now i see ♪ >> there you go! >> hey, thanks. >> reporter: the music may have been good medicine. the day after the oak ridge boys called in, mr. bush was moved out of intensive care. for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, houston. >> great news, bianna was singing "elvira" along with it. >> no, i wasn't. >> that was great. to a very different kind of story that starts with a bank teller abducted from her own home in phoenix friday night and a suspected bomb strapped around her neck. the fbi is now on this case and abc's muhammad lila has more. >> reporter: it's a quiet strip mall now the scene of an fbi investigation. the horrifyi ining ordeal start friday. the victim who works at the bank
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of america branch was at home when an intruder stormed in sometime after 6:00 p.m. fbi investigators say she spent the entire night held hostage in her own home. the next morning at around 8:00 the suspect drives her to the bank and straps what he says is a bomb to her neck. luckily when other employees show up about an hour later, they called police. by then a suspect is long gone without any of the money. police moving quickly and discover the bomb is a fake. >> traumatic night to be held against your will to be used as a pawn in a bank robbery. >> reporter: do people think they can get away with crimes like this? >> they know it's a risk but they feel like it's worth it for the payoff. that's how bad guys think. >> reporter: always outrageous as it was this isn't the first time someone has strapped a bomb on a hostage to get money. just last year 18-year-old madeleine pulver was alone in the family's multimillion dollar australia home when a masked intruder burst in and stopped a bomb-like device to her neck leaving a letter behind asking
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for money. bravely she called the cops and after ten excruciating hours the bomb squad defused the device only to learn later it was a fake. as for the suspect in phoenix, fbi investigators are now combing the victim's home for clues. the victim is now recovering with police hot on the suspect's trail. >> if you had to guess how long do you think it's going to take before police catch -- >> i'd be willing to bet by next week we'll know something. >> reporter: for "good morning america," i'm muhammad lila, abc news, washington. all right. time for a check of the weather. over to ginger. hey, ginger. >> good morning. we've been talking so much about the cold and snow in the northeast and new england, i thought let's go to the cold and stormy out in the pacific northwest or the southwest actually. i want to start in pacifica, california, up to 14-foot waves there and the temperature with this next storm in the southwest going to be about 5 to 10 degrees below average, los angeles yesterday had a half inch of rain, 59 their high today. palm springs around 59. flagstaff, 35. that low is going to move into west texas bringing a little
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rain and of course some of the mountains some snow. next up though we have to talk about how cold it is this morning along the gulf. mobile, alabama, had tornadoes this week. now they have frost advisories and windchill advisories for tampa, 48 but we have to talk one more element because chicago has been above 32 for their high temperatures for 300 days until today. 2 of the high by new year's, 18, some of the coldest air. now a check a little closer to home.
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we didn't get to see any images from new jersey so we go first to linda's picture. she sent it on facebook. a beautiful pass fuhr with the fresh snow. next up, oh, such a nice sunrise in north carolina. thank you for sending in photos. please send more, snow, ice, i don't care what it is. just send them @ginger, underscore, zee. a day away from the start of new year's celebrations. here in new york they've been testing dropping confetti from the big times square ball drop and out in california, volunteers are in a feverish rush to put the finishing touches one one of the other great traditions, the annual tournament of roses parade. brandi hitt joins us to show us how it's done. >> good morning, what a fun assignment. if you ever wondered what it takes to build these floats we went to work and got our hands dirty.
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♪ everything is coming up roses in pasadena. and this is your ticket behind the scenes to the 124th annual tournament of roses parade. >> i take off the whole week of work to do this. >> reporter: that's because there's more to it than just flowers, days of painting, blending and gluing around the clock to make them come to life. for the first time in six years disney is returning to the rose parade after all, walt disney was the grand marshal in 1966. this year's float, disneyland's newest attraction, carsland. >> up and down route 66 looking around. >> reporter: the 125-foot-long float, a waterfall. how many flowers are we talking about covering this entire float? >> hundreds of thousands. >> reporter: to build this float, they will use 1.5 tons of
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seed. 200 gallons of glue and 2,000 volunteers like melissa rodriguez. >> it just makes me feel nice. >> reporter: and this work is not easy. as i quickly found out. wait. it takes six hours just to cover this one car with glue and seeds. >> there you go. not bad. not bad at all. >> reporter: every float is unique this year. and for the first time, a wedding will be televised live from atop this farmers' insurance love float. wedding way up there. we were with the lucky couple from virginia when they saw for the first time war they'll be harnessed in and exchanging vows 27 feet off the ground. well, thankfully the weather is expected to hold up for the parade for that couple and we also learned some other great secrets. because every decoration has to be natural they'll use dried artichokes for fur and dried
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seaweed for windows. >> josh elliott from "gma" will host the parade this year. now to the story about -- that is giving vultures a bad name. we're calling it the real-life angry birds. why are vultures tacking cars in a famous national park. john muller has been hard on the case investigating. >> it is a strange one, guys. these real-life angry birds are creepy to begin with, vultures, they circle over wounded animals, they have a new item on their menu and you could be the target if you're in a car in the florida everglades. from gators to snakes, in florida's everglades you have to go in expecting some danger. the newest threat to visitors is this. we've had a huge increase in the numbers of black-headed vultures coming down here. >> reporter: a real-life game of angry birds. flocks of black vultures waiting to make a feel out of your car. >> the patron is way when the vehicle and they get down
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quickly. these birds, only takes a few minutes to do that kind of damage. >> reporter: as the number of these birds migrating grows the fight to co-exist is getting fierce. for now the birds are inwithing at the expense of any rubber they can sink their beaks into, weather stripping, even tires and truck liners. biologists and park services have exhausted every strategy trying to fight off the flying attacks. >> we had to set up effigies to scare them away. they tried things like poppers, small fireworks. they come back so seems to be only a temporary fix right now. >> reporter: so as the assault from the air continues humans are playing the part of the green pig. fortifying our cars beneath what the rangers call the vultureproofing kit. a tarp and bungee cords handed out for free to park visitors along with extensive signs with an ominous message, warning, vultures may cause damage to vehicles.
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all right, so why are they munching on car parts. technically they are not, just ripping the stuff endiscarding it. the behavior stems from boredom or some kind of ritualistic behavior they use to bond. kind of makes pigeon droppings seem warm and fuzzy. >> vulture hooliganism. not an attractive bird either. coming up here on the broadcast the swamp rescue. an intense air and ground search hitting pay dirt. two boys barefoot and soaked plucked out of a swamp. their sos and the high stakes game they played with heiress cuers. iparenting, a mom gives her teenage son an iphone for christmas but makes had imsign an 18-page contract with rules and regulations. your choice, the best "fixation" of 2012. the people's choice awards. the results under lock and key this morning of the big reveal after a quick break here on
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you're looking at rescue crews who had to use a chopper to find a couple of kids lost in an icy cold muddy swamp in the woods. even worse, they actually ended up barefoot freezing and scared. we'll hear from them about their frightening ordeal in just a moment. good morning, america, i'm g bianna. >> i'm dan harris. one mother's creative approach to a dilemma. 18-point contract for her son. why her rules which are extremely creative are going viral this morning. >> i like this idea she has. also, your choice for the top "fixation" of the year, we showed you the nominees last week and you've been stwroeting for your favorites on twitter. which viral video sensation will
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it be? b.a.s.e. jumper. dancing dragon baby. results are under lock and key. there you see our stage and manager, the entrusted stage manager fonzie with the winner in the suitcase. >> we couldn't afford price waterhouse coopers so we have fonzie the stage manager. the swamp rescue. the lost boys and cell phone that saved them. dan kloeffler is here with the story. good morning. >> good morning to you, dan and bianna. you know like a lot of kids around the country these two boys from massachusetts are trying to pack in as much fun as they can on this holiday break, but unfortunately for them, they may have been a bit too ambitious in their search for adventure. strapped to a stretcher, wrapped tightly inside a survival suit, 12-year-old jake waterman and best friend drew covney will easily have the best what i did over christmas break story this their school. it started harmlessly enough an afternoon hike around the property behind drew's house. >> i kind of dragged him into
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it. we decided to go and see if we could find the end. we went deep out in the swamp and there's a lot of water out there. >> reporter: as the meandered the temperature started to drop, the sun set and the boys realized they had no idea where they were. their only hope, jake's cell phone. >> called my brother. he thought i was kidding around and thought i was just dumb because i couldn't -- i couldn't find my way home. >> reporter: far from the warm glow of their homes the boy fell into the water. their frozen shoes too painful to keep on. >> our feet were freezing and every time we stood on them it hurt back. >> i had t-shirts on and i took one off and wrapped it around jake. >> reporter: worries of hypothermia pushed him to call his mom. >> we figured we'd get it trouble. >> reporter: drew's mom called police immediately. >> we activated the sirens of our crews to see if they could hear it.
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they said they could hear it. >> reporter: they used their cell phone to play a high stakes game of hot and cold with state police hovering in a helicopter. >> he played this game where he'd shine his light down. every time he got closer we'd say hotter. if he was moving farther away from us we'd say colder. >> reporter: from there police on the ground finally located the boys and pulled them from their nightmare. they were given the all clear from a nearby hospital where anxious parents had been praying for a happy ending. >> certainly it's the holiday season and having them home is the best gift of all. >> my brother said he'll give me a survival lesson. trust me, he doesn't know any more than i do. >> wise words. almost five hours in 9 freezing cold. they finally see their folks. aside from warm dry clothes you know what they wanted, chicken fingers and fries. they got that as their welcome home meal obviously well deserved, right? >> totally reasonable request. dan kloeffler, appreciate it.
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time for the other headlines. back to ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with that fiscal cliff hanger in washington, d.c. there are now just two days left until automatic tax hikes and severe budget cuts go into effect the. the president is urging them to reach a deal. senate leaders are working on a last-minute compromise. a horrific accident in mississippi. six people including five children were killed when their suv plunged into a creek yesterday. the children were all related. police say four other adults including the parents of those children managed to escape. the vehicle that caused that accident is under investigation. stunning video of a plane crash outside of moscow, russia, the passenger plane overshot the runway and slammed into a highway yesterday. amazing video for that. the eight members on board were killed. no passengers on the plane and no one on the highway was hurt. the cause of that crash is under investigation. and finally, a celebration
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at the vatican. about 40,000 young pilgrims from all across europe attended an open air mass conducted by pope benedict. they cheered as the pope waved to the crowd from his popemobile and the crowd gathered in st. peter's square, part of a mission to promote peace. time now for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> i had to start out with pure cuteness on this one. we have to head to rhode island where they had some snow last night in some places quite a bit enemma claire is experiencing it for the first time. yes, her dad just wanted to send us a little ireport and let us know how emma -- she is very fascinated he said. she gets down, starting touching it and playing with it. many more years of snow if you're staying in rhode island. thanks for sending that. another storm to watch for. now the other one has moved off the northeast and through new england, parts of north texas and the western part of oklahoma now with some winter weather add advisories in place. it's going to dampen out as it
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heads to the east. quite a bit of rain from dallas and parts of the gulf eventually. so as far as new year's eve goes, what will be the tep be like in in times square closer to the freezing mark. chicago colder and colder and las vegas, 37 if you're celebrating there right at midnight. that's the big picture. a check a little closer to home. this weather report brought to you by the u.s. postal service. dan and bianna. >> i picked my "fixation" for the year. emma claire from rhode island. really cute. thank you, ginger. coming up here on "gma," always risky as you no he to give a kid a cell phone. one mother has come up with an extraordinary solution. drew up an 18-point contract making waves this morning. we'll tell you about it. is the tension building?
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♪ hey i just met you and this is crazy ♪ >> how is this for a new year's resolution. have your teen sign a contract with how to behave with that shiny new iphone. it was the idea of a blogger and a mom who just bought her son a new iphone for christmas. could she be on to something in the new age of so-called iparenting? abc's akiko fujita is here with the story. >> this is a story that a lot of teens can relate to. parents with a very long list of rules, a teenager had been begging his mom for an iphone all year without much success. he was pleasantly surprised to find one wrapped up on christmas day. that is until he found he very permanent, very detailed contract that came with it, not from the phone company, no, this one was written by his mom. >> number one it is my phone, i bought it, i pay for it. no porn. i will always know the password. >> reporter: it's not exactly the christmas list you'd expect as a 13-year-old.
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>> hand the phone in to one of your parents at 7:30 p.m. >> an 18-point contract littered with dos and don'ts. >> don't take a zillion pictures and videos. >> reporter: greg hoff pane's ticket to a new iphone. >> oh, my god. my first reaction was why, why did she really have to do this? >> what i wanted to do and show him how you could be a responsible user of technology without abusing it without becoming addicted. >> reporter: janelle hoffman's message has struck a chord with parents worried about the increasing use of smartphones. more than 50 million iphones are projected to sell this holiday season alone. many of them to teens just like greg. teen behavior expert josh ship says a set of rules is a must for teen iphone use. >> it wouldn't give your kid a car without making sure they have insurance so giving them a cell phone or a computer without teaching them how to use it responsibly is irresponsible on the part of the parent.
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>> reporter: among the 18 conditions, number seven. >> do not involve yourself in conversations that are hurtful to others. >> reporter: at number 12, a lesson some celebrities could use this year. take note, rihanna. >> do not send or receive pictures of your private pars or anyone else's private parts. respect especially nervous about rule number 6 which says he is responsible for replacement costs if the phone falls into the toilet or vanishes into thin air. a legitimate concern considering there are nearly 16,000 apple gadgets stolen in new york city alone this year. and if he does lose his phone -- >> hopefully i'll just make up a good excuse or -- >> reporter: there are valuable lessons here for adults too. >> keep your eyes up, see the world happening around you. stair out a window, listen to birds, take a walk, talk two a stranger. wonder without googling. >> reporter: a lot was done in jest addressed to all the adults
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consumed with their iphones. my personal favorite, rule number three, do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads mom or dad not ever >> that's a golden rule of that family, right? >> exactly. i like his initial response. why? >> he did say that you about he said i would have followed these rules anyway. >> oh, yeah, well, good answer. all right. akiko, thank you, it's a great story. coming up on "good morning america," we ask you to vote for your favorite "fixation" of 2012. could it be the guys driving a car through the store? we'll reveal your choice coming up next. looks like your bags didn't make it. we'll send them to your hotel. [ sad music playing ] this is fun. [ sad music continues ] [ knock on door ] your bags, sir. thanks. both: finally! one taste, and you'll understand. enjoy delicious dunkin' donuts coffee anytime.
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choice awards, the top "fixation" of 2012. last week we showed you the nominees, the epic b.a.s.e. jump fail, the guys driving a car through a store and giggling, the crazy dancing cockatoo and the one called dragon baby and it is time to reveal the winner. can we get the envelope, please, fonzie? that one. >> top secret. >> we spared no expense in the delivery of this envelope. bianna? >> here we go. here we go. here we go. >> well done. >> and it's -- >> come on. >> dragon baby. >> dragon baby. all right. >> dragon baby. >> and as we watch this for a second, take a second and soak this in before we bring in the creator. ♪ >> oh. >> the killer baby and we are thrilled to have patrick who is the creator of this amazing video. his son is the star and there they are. mo hawks this morning.
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i'm digging the look. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> so, patrick -- >> i don't hear you well. i'm sorry if i might be like -- >> that's okay. we'll speak up. patrick, i have to ask you, how did you come up with this idea? >> well, it's a simple idea. new child playing with a teddy bear. in that case, a dragon and it's just because i can do it actually. i'm a special effects specialist so i just wanted to do it, fun, in fact, and i did one with my daughter two years ago and now i had to do one with him otherwise he would have been jealous in a few years. >> talk to us about how you did it. we actually have some video of the special effects you used. can you walk us through how you got it done. >> well, yeah, actually i design ed it in two scales, one scale for him.
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the other scale for stunt man, same thing with dragon, then i started shooting the fighting scene in front of a green screen outside. then i shot my boy over a green screen, as well and i replaced the head and the shoulders of my boy and i placed him -- i placed the head and the shoulders over the stunt man and that's it. >> awesome. so great. we love the video. >> basically -- >> i'm wondering if you can do something -- >> the special effect you have is combination of two scales. >> i'm wondering if you can do something for my 9-month-old son jake. that would be a fun video to watch. you, your son is adorable. our viewers love it as well. can't wait to see what's next. >> we're back after a quick break. when we come back, ron about be sporting a mohawk. keep it here. "this is george. he is a good little monkey and always very curious. one day george got an important letter.
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well, from our family to yours we want to wish you a happy new year. thank you for being with us through 2012. we can't wait till 2013. happy new year, everyone.
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>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick first look at the weather. here's meteorologist francis. she's in for lisa argen. >> good morning, carolyn, good morning, everyone. we have a dry and chilly start, especially before sunrise at 7:25 this morning. temperatures near freed to go low 40s around 7:00 this morning. but by this afternoon we will get lots of sunshine and no rain today. tomorrow, as well. but temperatures will be on the cool side with partly cloudy conditions. upper 40s to low 50s and then this evening things